Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little in “The Wire” with hard-edge charisma, was found dead in his home in Brooklyn. He was 54. His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose. New York City’s medical examiner will determine the cause.
Warner Bros. Television mourns the tragic loss of Michael K. Williams, a force of nature on screen, and a kind and gentle soul in life. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and fans.
We are devastated to learn of the passing of Michael Kenneth Williams, an HBO family member for more than 20 years. While the world knew of his immense talents, we knew Michael as a dear friend. We send our deepest condolences to his family for this immeasurable loss.
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Lance Reddick Michael K. Williams: One of the kindest, gentlest, most genuine, giving and courageous souls I’ve ever met. Rest in peace, my brother.
GoldenRatio88 Rest in Power brother. Loved him in Lovecraft Country, The Wire and was so ready to see him do justice to Miles Davis. Unreal.